Jillian Banks, known as BANKS, is an American singer-songwriter and musician originally from Orange County, California. She started writing songs at age 15 and taught herself how to play the piano. In 2013, her music was in a 2013 commercial for Victoria Secret and in May of 2014 BANKS was labeled as an Artist to Watch by Fox Weekly. BANKS' released her first album, Goddess, in 2014 and her second album, The Altar, in 2016. She has toured internationally with The Weeknd and was also nominated for the Sound of 2014 award by the BBC and an MTV Brand New Nominee in 2014.